Shalyn Coleman, Therapist in East Greenwich, Rhode Island — Zencare
Shalyn  Coleman
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Shalyn Coleman


Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
Rhode Island Not Accepting Online
East Greenwich Not Accepting In-person

This therapist is currently not accepting new clients. Find available Rhode Island therapists on Zencare.

Updated March 21, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Relationship issues
  • Life coaching
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

Professional statement

Shalyn Coleman is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in East Greenwich, Rhode Island. She specializes in anxiety disorders, OCD, depression, attachment-related issues and trauma.

Shalyn’s approach is both compassionate and skills-based. She helps clients to learn to sit with the unknown – eventually growing to tolerate uncertainty in a manner that feels manageable and helps individuals feel more in control.

Shalyn helps clients identify red flags in relationships, as well as end the ones that no longer serve them. As an advocate for personal empowerment, she helps clients to break undesirable cycles, set relationship boundaries, and attain independence.

Additionally, Shalyn is trained in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) treatment, widely considered the most effective and evidence-supported treatment for the treatment of OCD with or without medication. She is also trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), the gold-standard treatment for personality disorders and a skills-based treatment aimed at improving one's own capacity for regulating emotions and tolerating distress.

Shalyn strongly believes that with acceptance, comes change – and she looks forward to helping each client enact positive change in their lives.

Message to clients

Seeking treatment and finding the right provider for you can be a difficult process. My goal as a therapist is to provide a safe, non-judgmental space for healing and recovery to take place in. I maintain a compassionate and validating environment in order to develop a shared understanding of what brings my clients into therapy and ways in which we can work together to improve their lives. Building trust is an important part of therapy and I want every individual I see to feel heard and come away from each session with better understanding of themselves and their experiences. I appreciate how challenging the process of change can be and look forward to beginning this process together.


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Life coaching - Identifying intentions and implementing strategies to build resilience and work towards one’s personal, health, or career goals

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions


  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

Shalyn Coleman is accepting clients using listed insurances, paying listed fees, or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (45min)
  • Initial session: $200 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week


East Greenwich practice
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Tue 9:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Wed 9:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Thu 9:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Tue 9:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Wed 9:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Thu 9:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years

Private Practice, 2018 - Present
Butler Hospital, 2018 - 2021
McLean Hospital, 2016 - 2018

Boston College, MSW, 2016


Rhode Island: ISW03016



Client testimonials

"Shalyn was caring, insightful and patient. I felt immediately comfortable with her."
- Zencare client • February 2022